You shouldn't have to retire from life when you retire  

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship is a national charity dedicated to helping former civil servants and their dependents make the most of their retirement. Why not join our community?

Befriending

Our befriending services provide companionship to those experiencing loneliness or social isolation.

Community groups

We have local community groups across the UK that provide a great forum for fun, friendship and leisure activities.

Volunteer

Volunteering is a highly rewarding way to make new friends, explore new avenues and make the most of the skills and experience you have.

Find out more

Our impact

92%

Was the overall score given by beneficiaries for our befriending services in 2018.

2,687

Visits & calls were made by volunteers on our National Visitors Network & Phone Buddy Scheme in 2018.

1,625

People attended our local community group meetings monthly during 2018.

National Visitors Network

Provides companionship via home visiting by volunteer befrienders

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